Its that time of year again where all the morning progams show 'new' ways to decorate the table for the holiday dinner, everyone is rushing to have their hair and nails done and couples are arguing over whose family to go to...Rosh Hashana!! We dont have that problem...every year is spent at Rami's Aunt Ruth - a very homey affair with all of Rami's family. We go according to the book (and my mother-in-law) and talk about all of the different foods we eat and what they represent (for the children).
One of these symbolic foods is 'rimon' - pomegranate - it is said to have 613 seeds which corresponds with the 613 mitzvot of the Torah.
I love the seeds in the pomegranate - like little ruby jewels...encased inside the tough skin of the fruit...like precious stones.
some pomegranate inspired drawings


To anyone who celebrates (and also to those who dont) - i wish a very happy new year, health and peace take care, julie xxx
some other pomegranate links:

19 Comments:

  1. maditi said...
    happy new year to you and your family!! have a lovely celebration - all the best :)
    Wendy said...
    I can wish you all a happy new year from here. Love your drawings.
    mariannealice said...
    these drawings are just lovely...now that I have finished my toys I must get my pencils and paint out again.Once again, your work had inspired me! Happy New Year to you and your family- may it be filled with laughter, love and happiness! Oh and arty crafty goodness!
    simple me said...
    Happy new year to you too my dear! That this new year make your dreams come true. Enjoy the holiday with your family.
    I just love that first photograph, the contrast between the fruit and that blue background. And the seeds drawings...so precious like jewels.
    Shari said...
    happy new year julie!! your pomegranate seed drawings are so very wonderful. have an excellent celebration with your family. xo s
    Jo said...
    Happy New Year to you, Rami and the girls. May it bring you much health and happiness and everything your hearts desire. How lovely for the girls to grow up with such a lovely tradition.
    gracia said...
    Happy new year to you and all your family, Julie. I love the notion of a pomegranate having 613 seeds...
    take care, g
    louise said...
    HAPPY NEW YEAR from me also! Have a great celebration.
    Cheers, LJ
    mangetsu said...
    Julie, a happy new year to you and all of your family!

    Your drawings are so beautiful... I love these colours! The left one on top is looking amazingly juicy - you captured the character of this fruit exquisitely!
    lisa s said...
    oh how i LOVE pomegranates.... one of my favorite things.

    i love how you shot yours on that aqua blue - great great

    and your drawings.... swoon....

    happy new year julie!
    risa said...
    l'shanah tovah! my mom has a collection of pomegranate stuff. they are such a fascintaing fruit with so much symbolism and history!
    cruststation said...
    Wow happy new year! love your illustration they really do look like precious stones.
    nesty said...
    a very happy new year to you julie & your family, with love from kelly x

    pomegranate...wow what a colour! fantastic photos, the patterns in your drawings are great & i love the photo links...i'd never seen a pomegranate flower before :)
    tiel s-k said...
    613..that is amazing! Happy New Year.

    Those drawings are just devine. I could see them on textiles.mmwqtzw
    shoobydoo said...
    Happy new year to you! It's time for honey cake here at my house :)
    weirdbunny said...
    They say pomegrante is a superfood. A tiny one serving bottle of pomegrante juice is £2.00 in our local shop, not somthing I could afford on a regular basis!
    Anonymous said...
    Happy new year to you! Love those pictures (the color combination is great) and your drawing...

    x Marieke
    Abigail said...
    Happy New Year Julie..so sorry I missed it!!! -- I just love your pomegranate drawings, so jewel-like and hopeful for the new year ahead! I hope it is a good one for you and your family..hugs, xox
    camilla E said...
    oh Yes, I remember this post and the photos/illustrations. My Pomegranate wasn't very tasty but beautiful for sure :) Funny that I even used the same background colour (my kitchen chairs).

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